The annual Oxford Dance Symposium

Organised by Michael Burden and Jennifer Thorp

The first Dance Symposium at New College took place on 21 April 1999 with 'Dance on the English Stage', and has become a yearly event. Each symposium is designed to explore different aspects of dance, with particular reference to its musical, theatrical, literary and social context during the long eighteenth-century.

18th Annual Oxford Dance Symposium

will take place in Oxford on

19 & 20 April 2016

Call for Papers

‘Teaching Dance’

The Oxford dance symposia as a whole focus on the technique, practice and philosophy of dance during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, and we welcome papers on any aspect of dance during this period.

Each year, however, we have a light touch theme, which is central to the programme, to which participants are invited to respond if they wish. The theme for 2016 will be dance pedagogy in all its forms. Topics might include dancing masters, dancing lessons, treatises of all kinds, dancing apprenticeships, manuals for ballroom dancing, and the consideration of these issues in diaries, letters, novels, and other sources.

The call for papers has now closed.



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Previous Symposia